Frequently Asked Questions
- Either or, they both go hand in hand. You cannot get into the program if you don’t get accepted by the school and the sport partner. You might want to check with the sport partner prior to writing the entrance exam.
- No, it is an accelerated immersion program. An enriched program is when you follow the Ministry of Education program and it is enriched with extra materials, field trips, projects, etc.
In Sport-Études, you will follow the Ministry of Education program at an accelerated pace. In fact, you will cover the required material in approximately 67% of the regular prescribed time allotment.
- A Sport-Études program is a provincial program that is governed by the
Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES), the provincial federation and the school board. An agreement (protocole d’entente) is signed between the federation and the school board. Rules are set by the federation: which athletes are eligible, which clubs (or associations or coaches) are recognized, how many hours of training are necessary, etc.
A sport concentration program is a local program that is governed by an agreement between the school and a local club (or association or coach). Rules are set by the club (or association or coach): which athletes are eligible, how many hours of training are done, etc.
Athletes in both programs follow the same school schedule.
- Not really. Everyone writes the same entrance exam. But if you get accepted, you will already be used to dealing with an accelerated program.
- All courses that regular students follow, except some options courses (drama, computer, etc.). Sport-Études students have physical education courses.
- Morning PED support starts at 7:30. Regular classes start at 8:10 and end at 12:00. Students, depending on their sport and training schedule, then have lunch or leave for their training. Some can attend PED support from 12:55 to 1:45, then leave.
- No, there is no morning bussing to John Rennie High School. You are expected to make it to school on time. Transportation to training site at lunch is no longer organized by the school.
- It depends on the sport and it ranges from 12 to 25 hours a week or more. We strongly encourage that you to ask our sport partner in order to get a better idea.
- Each club (or association or coach) has their own selection criteria. Our Sport-Études partners have to follow the criteria set by the provincial federation. Our sport concentration partners set their own criteria. You should check with your club (or association or coach) of interest.
- Pedagogical (PED) support is a measure that is put in place to help our students cope with the academic demands of Sport-Études. There are a number of teachers available from 7:30 to 8:00 in the morning and from 12:55 to 1:45 in the afternoon to help students, answer questions, catch up after an absence or take a test that was missed during an absence. Students can choose to attend PED support sporadically or can be asked by a teacher to attend (24hr warning will be given). Students who stay for PED support have to leave school grounds by 2:00.
- Not within the Sport-Études structure. Since Sport-Études is aimed at high level athletes, it is unlikely that you will find enough time to do two sports at a high level. You can participate in a second sport, but it would be done outside the realm of Sport-Études.
- The application procedure is detailed on our website and the process for Secondary 2 to 5 applications will start in February.
- Yes, we offer high math and science to students whose mark warrant high placement. The decision is made by the school.
- Sport-Études is a closed program. This means that our classes are made up of only Sport-Études and sport concentration students. Depending on the athlete’s training schedule, students can participate in lunchtime or after-school activities (student council, leadership, extra-curricular sports, etc.).
- In 2016-2017, we have 374 student-athletes in Sport-Études and concentration. Groups range from 25 to 32 students.
- If you are an incoming Secondary I students, you need to write the standardized Lester B. Pearson School Board enriched program entrance exam. Students who wrote the entrance exam are then ranked and we will accept a certain number of candidates, based on their mark on the exam and their Grade 5 report card. Some will be put on a waiting list, while others will be turned down.
- In order to remain in Sport-Études, you must:
- maintain a 75% (or 4, or B) overall average,
- AND maintain a mark of 70% or above in 2 out of 3 core subjects (English,
French and math)
- AND no failures.